Country Hour New South Wales
NSW Country Hour for Thursday, 23 October 201410/23/14
It is predicted to be a difficult bushfire season and tough new penalties have been introduced today for those who deliberately and recklessly ignore Total Fire Ban warnings.
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 22 October, 2014
Building more dams is not the best policy decision, says academic.
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 21 October, 2014
The Australian and NSW Governments today announced a $350 million package of new irrigation efficiency projects across NSW.
NSW Country Hour for Monday 20 October, 2014
Australia's vet are concerned about some of the directions being taken in regard to quarantine policy. The outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa with the death toll now around 4,500 people and the disease spreading to the US and Spain has put the...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 17 October, 2014
Landcare groups say uncertainty about Federal Government funding is forcing them to sacrifice environmental projects like tree planting.
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 16 October, 2014
Troy Grant has been elected the new National Party leader for NSW. The rise of Troy Grant may be a bit of a surprise to some after only three years in parliament, but he could be a breath of fresh air, says one commentator.
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 15 October, 2014
Murray Darling Basin Authority chairman Craig Knowles will step down in January next year, on completion of his four year term.
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 14 October, 2014
The rain overnight has been good for many farmers in the central west of New South Wales. The crops are green enough to benefit from the 20 or 30 millimetres of rain. But more rain would have been welcomed in the south.
NSW Country Hour for Monday 13 October, 2014
People in regional Australia are finding it harder than capital city residents to pay their electricity bills, a consultants' report shows. The 'high cost of living is hurting families' is not just a political catchcry used in the battle to win votes....
NSW Country Hour for Friday 10 October, 2014
Global forecasting for a severe El Nino weather pattern has been downgraded, due to a large wave of cool water in the eastern Pacific Ocean in February.
NSW Country Hour for Thursday, 9 October 2014
NSW Farmers has put a call out to Sydney-based potential members to join up. The move could broaden the lobbying power of farmers - or will it dilute the message? Matt Brand, CEO of NSW Farmers, says the move is designed to spread the word about...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Recent weather conditions in New South Wales are making the season ripe for some serious locust activity. Local Land Services is worried significant numbers of locusts are hiding in long grasses in parts of western New South Wales.
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 7th October 2014
The uptake of forward contracts for delivery of wheat is at record lows, despite prices earlier in the year in excess of $320 a tonne. Brett Stevenson, from Market Check, says the uncertainty about the season, the patchy follow-up rainfall and the...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 6th October 2014
The Federal Government is investigating reports of Australian sheep being sold in breach of Australian export regulations and subjected to cruel treatment in Kuwait. Animal rights group Animals Australia has published images which show sheep being...
Country Hour for Friday 3rd October 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today the Minister for Primary Industries flags a new pest control order for foxes, saving pallets from landfill on farms, harvesting cockles with Allan Broadhurst, plus livestock markets and weather information.
Country Hour for Thursday October 2, 2014
On the Country Hour today, about 40 Riverina growers who supplied Melbourne's Golden Circle juice plant have had their contracts cut, ex-NRL football player turned farmer explains why he regrets going back to dairy farming, more reaction to the chief...
Country Hour for Wednesday 1st October 2014
On the Country Hour, the NSW Chief Scientist outlines her recommendations for the coal seam gas industry, industry says the report is a green light for development, more debate on selective logging in red gum national parks on the NSW/Victorian...
Country Hour for Tuesday 23 September 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today a piggery at Koorawatha plans a seven-fold increase in sow numbers, the Federal Court in Sydney orders the largest independent egg producer in NSW to pay a $300,000 fine for falsely labelling their eggs as free range,...
Country Hour for Monday 22 September 2014
On the Country Hour the Anglo American Coal Company tells its Hunter Valley workforce it's ready to invest if the Drayton South project is approved, how Wellington is showcasing its credentials as a producer of good fresh produce, a big sale of...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 19 September, 2014
A farmer from Gulgong in central west NSW has been recognised for his contribution to conservation at the National Landcare Conference awards dinner in Melbourne. In the early 1980s, Colin Seis started to experiment with sowing cereal crops into...
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